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Frank Elementary Awarded $4,331 Interactive Family ‘Connection’ Grant

Frank Elementary Awarded $4,331 Interactive Family ‘Connection’ Grant

Frank Elementary received a generous $4,331 grant to strengthen and reconnect the family with their child’s academic journey. This grant was generously sponsored by TEAM Klein.

During a surprise visit by the Klein ISD Education Foundation Celebration Express, the school was awarded the grant by foundation directors, community members, and Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown. School staff were overjoyed as dozens of foundation supporters climbed out of their school bus and delivered large checks to grant recipients. 

The purpose of the “Frank Family Connect” grant is to engage, reconnect, and ensure families are equipped to be partners in their child’s education. The program consists of interactive games, which focus on math and reading skills, that students can play at home with their families. The program’s goal is to strengthen academic skills while fostering family engagement as a fun alternative to traditional homework assignments. 

Families were previously surveyed to gauge interest in the program and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The games will be labeled for the specific math or reading skills they support so that students and parents can select games that target the specific needs of their children. The games will be cataloged and monitored through Signup Genius and an inventory management program. Success will be measured using post-assessments and data trackers to determine if students are closing academic gaps. This project is estimated to impact 630 students.

“We are thrilled to be able to award this engaging and unique grant that has the potential to make a substantial impact on our students and community,” Klein Education Foundation Director Christy Spisak said.

This spring, the Celebration Express delivered grants totaling $52,536 to bring education to life for our learners. From a collaborative student-run art gallery to a virtual bilingual library, our Spring 2022 grant recipients are innovative, engaging, and inspirational. 

Thank you so much to all our grant sponsors who made all this possible. Your giving contribution will help further the educational experience of every Klein ISD student. 

The Klein ISD Education Foundation accepts grant applications twice a year to encourage, facilitate, and recognize creative projects that lead to academic achievement for our Klein ISD students. 

For a full recap of the day, please read our overview article here.

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